The Central Wyoming Fair and Rodeo comes to an end on Saturday and it provides the bulk of the activity for families to enjoy. Here is a summary, as provided to the Star-Tribune.
The final day of the The Crabtree Carnival is open from noon to midnight. Finals Day at the fair starts early with the Junior Livestock Sale buyers’ breakfast at 7 a.m. outside the indoor arena, followed by the 4-H/FFA Junior Livestock Sale at 8 a.m. in the indoor Arena. Premium payout is 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. under the grandstands. Exhibit halls open at noon. Tyzen performs on the free stage at 6 and 9:30 p.m. The Voice of Casper finals will be held at 7 p.m. in the outdoor arena, and the PRCA Rodeo finals are at 7:30 p.m. also in the outdoor arena.
Casper First Church of the Nazarene Women’s Ministries, 2020 S. Jefferson, presents a garden walk starting at 10 a.m. at the church. Two yards will be toured and there will be a brown bag picnic lunch at the end. Bring your own lunch.
Friends of Donna Otto are having two benefits for her, who is in Stage 4 COPD. The goal is to raise $10,000 for a desperately needed double-lung transplant. The first benefit is a lunch with silent auction and raffle from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday at the 19th Hole Bar & Grill, 2120 Allendale Blvd. The group is also holding a beef raffle, with the drawing August 11. First prize is a half of beef, second prize is a quarter of beef. Tickets are $50 each. For tickets, call Rhiannon at 797-8004 or Joe at 307-660-9999. The beef raffle is sponsored by Turbiville Beef of Sundance.
Elks Golf Tournament is at 1 p.m. at the Casper Municipal Golf Course. Format is two-person best ball scramble, $10 Mulligans for a 50/50 drawing. Entry fee is $65 per person. There will be a $250 drawing at the dinner for all participants. Must be present to win. Significant others and guests to be accompanied by a member.
Fort Caspar Museum’s monthly Fremont Story & Craft Hour is at 1 p.m. First, a children’s book aloud will be read aloud, then participants may make an art project inspired by the story. This month’s book is “Mammoths on the Move,” by Lisa Wheeler and Kurt Cyrus. Join a pack of woolly mammoths as they trek south for the winter, braving fierce storms, deadly predators and raging rivers while making their slow journey across the gorgeous unspoiled lands of this continent until finally they reach their goal. The workshop requires no reservations and is open to all ages. It is free with museum admission, and children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
Immerse yourself in a new world by testing out the Natrona County Library’s virtual reality system anytime between 2 and 5 p.m. Stop by at your leisure to choose from over 50 virtual reality games and apps to play on the HTC Vive. Free and open to the public.
New summer shows at the Casper Planetarium include two evening shows on Saturday. All shows are just $3 per person (cash or check, but no cards please). Saturdays, 7 p.m.: “Seeing: A Photon’s Journey Across Space, Time and Mind,” narrated by Neil DeGrasse Tyson. Ages 8 and up; Saturdays, 8 p.m.: “Phantom of the Universe,” a show about dark matter. Ages 10 and up.